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Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career. But not only did Paul's Boutique eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.
|Publication date:||1st May 2006|
|Publisher:||Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Rock & Pop music,|
Dan LeRoy writes regularly about music and politics for The New York Times, Alternative Press, The Hartford Courant and National Review Online. His work has also appeared in Vibe, Gene Simmon's Tongue and the All Music Guide and he is the co-author of 20 Years of Mountain Stage (2003), a history of National Public Radio's musical variety show.More About Dan LeRoy